Flying the American flag on Memorial Day has a special meaning

Submitted by Tommy Bernier

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, display the United States flag at Half Staff from sunrise until Noon.

United States Flag Code

Section 7.M

The flag, when flown at halfstaff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the halfstaff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at halfstaff until noononly, then raised to the top of the staff.
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The following people have recently sent in pictures in our “Fly Your Flag” promotion, in which we are encouraging people to send us in pictures of the American flag waving proudly outside of their Southwest Georgia home or business. We want to show our neighbors and friends that Southwest Georgia is the most patriotic community in the world!

Decatur County Airport - Submitted by Jim Cerone
Decatur County Airport – Submitted by Jim Cerone
Submitted by Hazel Davis
Submitted by Tommy Bernier
Submitted by Tommy Bernier


If you’d like to help out, please check out the details at the Fly Your Flag page, and see other pictures that have been sent it. As our way of saying thanks to our listeners, we’ll enter in the names of anyone who sends us an American flag photo into a drawing for a chance to win 6 tickets to Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta, Ga.

The drawing will be held Tuesday, May 26 on our Flint Media radio stations.

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